December 4, 2022

Imaginary Churches

For years I participated in a Sunday linkup called InSpired Sunday. The challenge was to post a picture of a church on Sunday, along with some information about it. It was hosted by Beth and then eventually by Billy, who still publishes detailed photographic profiles of churches on a weekly basis. Participation dwindled over the years as blogging became less popular. I had almost run out of churches to share anyway.

Today I am showing some computer-created scenes in which I used the word church or cathedral, a season, and a famous artist’s name to see what freeimagegenerator would come up with. Some of the results were not worth saving but I like these three.

The first one is supposed to be in the style of Edward Hopper. I don’t think he ever painted anything like this, but it does have the simple straight facades that he favored.

The second one is the style of Klee and yes, I can see that influence.

My final masterpiece is on the style of Turner. I certainly see his style in the sky, although the church, if there is one, is hard to see.



  1. I love all of these. Such great masterpieces. AI can generate real beauty.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. Amazing what can be done with photographers.

  3. They are lovely images, the first and last are my favorites. Take care, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead.

  4. Well, that's fun and I've bookmarked the link to the image generator so I can try that myself maybe someday when and if I ever get caught up. I like the Turner-ish one the best as I would if I saw an actual painting by the three artists side by side. (Just an old-fashioned girl!). Sad to be reminded that blogging is less popular now (although I of course already knew it). Thanks for sticking with it! Those other things just don't compare imho!!

  5. I like all of these.
    Thank you for sharing ...

    All the best Jan

  6. Oh what fun...good app there, and I can think of a few other styles of artists that I'd like to see.


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